If you're going to have a blog, I
recommend having a notebook always handy. Maybe others can recall the
ideas they had for new posts, but they slip by me rather easily. Even
if you remember the subject, you might forget the cool title you had.
Yeah so anyway, in my note book was
this entry: Maybe there's a similarity between man's fall into sin
and Israel wanting a king. Both are a replacement of God. Upon
thinking about it today, I realized that I would rather consider the
similarities of US national debt and ancient Israel wanting a king
(instead of the theocracy they had).
The similarity could be this: People
shielding themselves from the consequences of sin. Maybe in Israel
they were just fed up with Samuel's sons, and wanted a different form
of government, one like the nations around them. But notice how they
wanted this king to go out and fight their battles for them. Surely
by this time they knew that they lost God's protection when they did
wickedly. So is it a stretch to think that they wanted to live as
they pleased, but wanted a king to defend them from the consequences?
Even if that's not the case, the point
of this post is that our national debt is the anesthesia that keeps
us from seeing our real condition. Whatever ideas people grew up
with, that we're the purveyors of truth, justice, and democracy; that
we have the highest standard of living in the world; these ideas are
outdated. We're broke. We're worse than broke, we're un-BUH-lievably
in debt. Our economy is all an illusion; an attempt to perpetuate a
Even if we didn't work on paying off
the debt, and only balanced the yearly budget, think of the
consequences. A cut in military spending would have numerous effects.
Some military personnel would be added to the list of unemployed. A
reduction in small arms ammunition purchases would affect bullet
factories, brass casing factories, and primer factories. Which would
affect those making the chemicals in the primers and those mining the
metals. More people added to the list, less consumer purchases by
those people; which affects those making washing machines, microwave
ovens, so on.
That's just small arms ammunition; man
alive, think about what goes into a modern tank or aircraft.
Specialty metals, technical computer equipment, seat cushions; a lot
of stuff, a lot of people affected. You see, take away debt spending,
and > THAT < is our real condition. Does it sound blessed by
God? No way. Would people finally examine things to see what went
wrong? Probably more than now. Sure, some do at this time, but far
too many are drunk on the numbing daze of debt.
We_are_not_blessed_by_God. That's the
It's who we are NOW.
Poor, broke, pretenders.